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Tester says jobs No. 1 priority when Congress reconvenes

January 5, 2012View for printing

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By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian | Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:00 pm | (3) Comments

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Editor's note: On Friday, the Missoulian will publish an editorial board interview with Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont.

Jobs top Sen. Jon Tester's priority list as he looks toward the start of the 2012 congressional year.

Returning military veterans need work, and their health needs will create opportunities for others as well, said Tester, D-Mont. Small companies need help developing business plans and connecting with markets. And Montana's forest industry needs to confirm a supply of timber so it can collaborate on projects that improve recreation and forest health, the first-term Democrat said during an interview at the Missoulian on Wednesday.

"My focus is on creating jobs here," Tester said. "That's why I put the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act forward - it will help."

By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian

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